Biography

Juan Carlos Martín Galván is an Associate Professor of Spanish language and literature and chair of the Foreign Languages Department at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Professor Martin is a native of Spain, from the Canary Islands. In 2006 he joined the Foreign Language Department at Stonehill College. He teaches courses ranging from intermediate Spanish language to culture and civilization courses as well as seminars on post-Franco narrative and the relationship between literature and science in Spain.

He is also the faculty coordinator of the Spanish Club, the advisor for the Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi, and chief editor for the Spanish magazine Nuevos Horizontes.

Research Interests

Professor Martin’s research interests include the historical memory in the Spanish contemporary novel, the relationship between history, literature and memory, the Posthuman condition as well as the relationship between science and literature in Spanish narrative and film.

His pedagogical interests also include the integration of new technologies into the curriculum and teaching methodologies that facilitate flipped instruction. He is the author of Voces silenciadas: la memoria histórica en el realismo documental de la narrativa española del siglo XXI, and is currently working on a manuscript on the posthuman condition in the narrative and film of Spain.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, May 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dissertation: “Realismo documental en la narrativa española a principios del siglo XXI.” Director: Dr. Pablo Gil Casado
  • M.A. in Spanish Literature, June 2002, Brigham Young University. Master’s Thesis: “Ilusión de realidad: del realismo a la realidad virtual.”
  • B.A. in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, June 2000, Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Spanish I and II
  • Advanced Spanish I and II
  • Internship in Spanish Studies
  • Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature II
  • Literary Spaces in Spanish Narrative 344
  • Science, Literature and Film 348
  • Spain Today 337

Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • “Representations of Humans and Technology: The Construction of Identity in Spanish Narrative and Film.”  In Science and Literature in the Spanish-Speaking World. Eds. Kevin Larsen and Jerry Hoeg. London: Palgrave, 2006.
  • “Construcción y de-construcción de la identidad en Sefarad: una novela de novelas de Antonio Muñoz Molina.” In El holocausto olvidado: Guerra, masacre, pacto, olvido y recuperación de la memoria histórica española. (Forthcoming 2008)
  • “Representaciones cinemáticas de inteligencia artificial: la realidad e identidad del individuo en Abre los ojos y otras películas neo noir.” Ometeca 3 (2004): 30-44.
  • “Historia y ficción en Soldados de Salamina.” Ojáncano 28 (2005): 41-64.
  • “La pluralidad narrativa: escritores españoles contemporáneos (1984-2004).” Hispanófila. [forthcoming 2007].
  • “La encrucijada de la memoria: la memoria colectiva de la Guerra Civil Española en la novela contemporánea.” Hispanófila. [forthcoming 2007].
  • “Literary Adaptations in Spanish Cinema.” Hispanófila. [forthcoming 2008].
  • “Realismo documental en la narrativa española a principios del siglo XXI.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2007.
  • “Padres y testigos: la recuperación de la memoria histórica en ficciones españolas contemporáneas.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. UNC-CH, March 2007.
  •  “Ejercicios de memoria en Sefarad: una novela de novelas.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2006.
  • “Identidad en Sefarad: una novela de novelas.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. UNC-CH, March 2006.
  • “Representaciones cinemáticas de inteligencia artificial: la realidad e identidad del individuo en Abre los ojos y otras películas neo noir.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. UNC-CH, March 2003.
  • “What Are They Thinking?: Cinematic representation of AI.  A Study in Mechanical Physiognomy” Colloquium on Literature and Film, West Virginia University, Sept 2001.